The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

The student-run news site of Lawrence Free State High School

Free Press Online

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NEWS: United States Department of Justice files lawsuit against Apple

NEWS: United States Department of Justice files lawsuit against Apple

Elliot Skillman, Assistant Copy Editor May 2, 2024

On March 21, the United States Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the tech giant Apple, with Jonathan Kanter leading the case, claiming that the company has been violating antitrust laws. This...

Student scrolls on banned TikTok.

NEWS: TikTok Stops Ticking

Claire Heinritz, Reporter April 18, 2024

Many students have used or been affected by Tiktok as the trends and audios have become a part of many students' lives. But there is a proposed ban on the app that has, according to cnn.com, passed the...

FEATURE: Electrifying Women’s Soccer

FEATURE: Electrifying Women’s Soccer

Rakshan Ossen, Reporter April 17, 2024

On March 16, the Kansas City Current unveiled their latest soccer stadium, located in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. The 117 million dollar project promised a picturesque stadium by the Kansas City...

Individual getting into their car in the Free State parking lot.

FEATURE: Protecting The Parking Lot

Maria Mosconi, News Planning Team April 17, 2024

For many students, earning a license means independence. However, with this newfound freedom come new responsibilities and liabilities, especially in the school parking lot. According to the National...

Like many students, junior Amelia Wiles uses a variety of accessories in her car as an avenue of self-expression. Wiles said that many of the trinkets hold sentimental value and are daily visual reminders of family, friends and happy memories.

FEATURE: Students Reflect on Car Decorations

Isabella Bobey, Reporter April 15, 2024

For many students, their cars often become more than just modes of transportation, they also become canvases for self-expression. From bumper stickers to bobbleheads, the art of car decoration allows students...

NEWS BRIEF: Jury Acquits Teen Shooter

NEWS BRIEF: Jury Acquits Teen Shooter

Simon Williams, Online Managing Editor April 9, 2024

On March 6, testimony began in the district court case involving the death of Lawrence teen Kamarjay Shaw, 14, by fellow teen Derrick Reed, who was 17 at the time of the shooting. The shooting occurred...

Photo by Thomas Patton.

Men’s Basketball National Championship

Rakshan Ossen, Reporter April 9, 2024

After an intense match-up between the top two men’s basketball schools in the country, the University of Connecticut Huskies came out victorious in the NCAA men’s Divison I Basketball National Championship...

BREAKING NEWS: South Carolina claims third national title

BREAKING NEWS: South Carolina claims third national title

Lilly Wall, News Editor-in-Chief April 7, 2024

Running an aggressive offense through the second half, the South Carolina Gamecocks claimed their third title as the NCAA National Champions. The Gamecocks took their third title as freshman Tessa Johnson...

Due to excessive snow days, the school fell short of educational requirements, creating a modified schedule. Students fought back against the schedule, wanting the first semester schedule to stay. Photo by Elinor Russo. Design by Allison Mayhew.

NEWS: Fourth Quarter Schedule

Lilly Wall, News Editor-in-Chief April 1, 2024

After uproar following the district's new schedule release aiming to offset this year's snow days, Director of Field Education Kelly Jones called a special meeting of the USD 497 Board of Education at...

SPORTS: Sunflower Showdown

SPORTS: Sunflower Showdown

Nick Sprecker and Thomas Patton March 29, 2024

  University of Kansas In head coach Bill Self’s introduction speech to the press in 2003, when speaking about other decorated basketball programs, said “those places are great, but...

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